Artist's Journal Quote by Karen LaFontaine October 2022

Rose Painting

Today is a magically wonderful day in my art studio. I am laser focused on my subject, immersed in the rhythm of painting a single

Magnolia Little Gem Karen LaFontaine

Magnolia Little Gem

A Georgia Garden Beauty At the start of our spring gardening season, some twenty years ago, my husband planted a new tree in our backyard.

Twilight Karen LaFontaine Artist's Journal On The Easel


I cherish my time in my painting studio at day’s end. The daylight is fading and there remains just a bit of twilight to illuminate

Butterfly Wings Artist's Journal On The Easel

Butterfly Wings

Such Beautiful Things Among my new oil paintings this summer, Passion Butterfly Tango, which showcases the fleeting beauty of one of the South’s long-winged and

Seven Pipers Running by Karen LaFontaine on exhibit at The Hudgens Center

A Story Worth Sharing

A Seashore Inspired Painting The story of my oil painting Seven Pipers Running is unique. The creation of this eighteen by twenty four inch canvas

Detail Bee Happy by Karen LaFontaine for Artist's Journal

Bee Happy This Fall!

A Sunflower Portrait The spectacular beauty of our fall season is increasingly abundant with each passing day. Renewed energy and good cheer ushered in by

Ode To O'Keeffe by Karen LaFontaine Artist's Journal Detail

Ode To O’Keeffe

Channeling a Master My latest oil painting is inspired by the beauty of my flower garden and all its many colorful blooms. My focus for

Daffodil Pair by Karen LaFontaine

Daffodil Pair

How to Paint A Value Study of Flowers A return to simple value studies is inspiring me with fresh ideas this summer! After all, what

Photograph Detail from My Camellia Dream by Karen LaFontaine July 2021

My Camellia Dream

Upon Awakening One day I decided to plant a prized garden treasure, a red camellia bush that identifies by the name, Tom Knudsen, in my


Summer Garden

Miracles Do Happen If you could wish for one miracle today, would you wish for a miracle for yourself, or for someone else? As you

My Puppy Star

Snoopy’s Story My sweet dog is battling cancer, and he is resting today after receiving treatment from his primary care veterinarian. He is feeling quiet

Detail from Spring's Cardinal, a bird painting by Karen LaFontaine

Spring’s Cardinal

My Feathered Friend Springtime is in full swing in Georgia. We are enjoying our lengthening days, increasingly, warm, and abundant sunshine, blooming fauna and most

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